I have a wave tattoo as well, and it means the world to me because it reminds me of home. I grew up right on the ocean, and everything about being by water brings me peace, and always reminds me how small i really am in the spectrum of things.
An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means its going to launch you into something great. So just focus and keep aiming. Tiny arrow for rib placement